After carrying over four million riders screaming high above the Las Vegas Strip, the world's highest coaster has finally reached the end of its track.
High Roller, the kiddie-sized coaster situated atop the iconic tallest building in Las Vegas, will be removed over the next several months to accomodate a new attraction at the Statosphere Tower. While the replacement has yet to be officially revealed, Stratosphere officials call the new attraction in the works a more thrilling ride.
When the Stratosphere Tower debuted in 1996, High Roller joined the launched freefall towerBig Shot as one of the original thrill rides that would make the building renown. Hoever, after the tower began introducing more thrill-seeker-geared rides in 2003 and 2005 with X-Scream and Insanity taking riders over the building's edge, officials announced that all available room had been expended.
Located at the 909-foot level on the top of the tower, the High Roller's 865-foot track formed a triple helix around the Big Shot. Tower guests could ride the High Roller for $4, exactly half the ticket price of the other three rides.
Deconstruction will take place gradually, with sections being removed and lowered to the ground via mini-crane after hours. It is expected that the process will last for three months.